A backpack from the national park boundary to the Chimenea Canyon Trail, 10.2 miles one way.
This trail follows the northern border of Saguaro National Park, climbing steadily through the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. It begins in a typical Sonoran Desert community of mixed cactus and desert scrub, climbs through high-desert grasslands, and winds up in oak-pine woodlands at Cow Head Saddle. Here it links up with the Tanque Verde Ridge Trail, which backpackers can follow all the way to Manning Camp on the Mica Mountain massif. Alternately, travelers might choose to drop down into Chimenea Canyon to camp at Grass Shack Spring or head west to camp at Juniper Basin.
Tucson, AZ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2